DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 14th August 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1 The world’s youngest parents were age 8 and 9. They lived in China and had their child in 1910.
2 In the 16th and 17th centuries in the country of Turkey, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.
3 Abraham Lincoln’s dog, Fido, was also assassinated.
4 About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
5 The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
6 In the great fire of 1666, half of London was burnt down but only six people were injured.
7 Aretha Franklin is in hospice care at her home.The Queen of Soul is believed to be ‘gravely ill’ in the final stages of a devastating eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
8 Richard Versalle, a tenor performing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, suffered a heart attack and fell 10 feet from a ladder to the stage just after singing the line, “You can only live so long.”
9 The speed of sound in the air is 741 mph, in water it’s 3,320 mph, and in a diamond, it’s 26,843 mph.
10 Between 2011 and 2013, China used more cement in three years than the US did in the entire 20th century.
11 Shoelaces untie themselves because the knot is subjected to forces of up to 7G with every step that the wearer takes.
12 The Quick Brown Fox jumps over the lazy dog uses every letter in the English language
13 Around £4.8 billion is spent on books in the UK in 2017. £365m of this was spent on children’s books.
14 The most expensive printed book in the world is the 1640 Bay Psalm book which was the first book sold in America. It sold in November 2013 for $14.2 million.
15 The smallest book in the Welsh National Library is Old King Cole. It measures 1mm x 1mm and the pages can only be turned with a needle.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Dress like you are going somewhere better later
Happiness is…spending £4.8 billion on books
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world
Love is…when he or she makes you feel brand new
TRACK OF THE DAY
Spanish Harlem – Aretha Franklin
Highest Chart Position: No.14 23rd October 1971
©2018 Phil M Robinson